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intervening action or debate on calendar number 834, 835 and 877 in that order. the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table, there be no intervening action or debate and that no further motions be in order and that any related statements be printed in the record and that president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the majority leader, after consultation with the republican leader, the senate proceed to the consideration of the conference report to accompany h.r h.r. 43, the department of defense authorization act, for fiscal year 2013, that there be up to an hour of debate equally divided between the two leaders their designees prior to a vote on adoption of the conference report. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: thank you, mr. president. i would note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quor
administrative actions are taken inside the state department as a >> what administrative actions are taken inside the state department as a result of this report? >> everything the report has suggested has been embraced by the department and more. secretary clinton has sent out additional measures she think can contribute to advancing the interests set out in the report itself. so i think that will become clear tomorrow. secretary burns and secretary ninth will report in an open session and let open steps being taken. it is a huge step forward to address the lessons learned from them passÉ, which are important to everybody. or 70,000 employees of the day 275 different posts. people are at risk. it's a dangerous world we are in any think this report is going to significantly advance the security interest in those personnel of our country. a major stop there if they will pick it up tomorrow. [inaudible] >> yes, the report specifically calls on resources. there is a need to put about $2.5 billion a year over a number of years into efforts to strengthen our security sadness in various critical place
, and of course we need to strengthen our gun laws so i hope by legislative action we'll convene such a commission. mr. president, i want to make clear, i am not offering this idea as a substitute for any action that we can take now. any action that the president can take now, for instance, with regard to the existing laws that are aimed at preventing people who shouldn't have guns from having them. keeping guns that are military and not part of hunt organize sports shooting, off the market. anything the president can -- anything the president can do anything congress can accommodate i support a restoration of the assault ban today. these are weapons developed by our military onlily north by private industry, for hunting or sports shooting purposes. they shouldn't be sold. we've got the background checks and the brady bill. if you attempt to buy a gun from a licensed federal firearms dealer, why shouldn't that exist for people who buy a gun at a gun show? where, incidentally, terrorists we know have bought guns. so anything we can do quickly, we ought to do, but i also think that a commission will
the actions that have been fighting for over years. there are many that have been proved to be trusted with people. i don't thought how much this administration tried the good people. when you talk to officials. how do i know who's good and who's bad? if they are trying to find your man now, it is too late already. but the problem in a year -- [inaudible] this is my last point. i personally know a couple people who have been living in the u.s. for 20, 30 years, financing and fighting themselves. at least they could be easy to find. they always complain from the administration. >> said the u.s. government provide more support into the insurgency? in the form -- >> heavy army. >> recommendations for the administration. it's quite urgent. so they either step in and fill in the void or they will jeopardize u.s. national security interests in syria -- [inaudible] syria is one of the alleys of the united states. in terms of how to do that, first they need to empower those independent counsel. so the u.s. send aid relief to the contrary. but all of that goes to organizations such as the u.n.
weight times and backlog or all the solutions? >> i would say we would have actions in progress now. i think you may be familiar with our veterans benefits management system automation of what has to this point been a paper bound process. why, in this department, where we have one the country's best electronic, and we have been developing the tool for the last two years. it's in the process of being fielded now. we'll be at 18 of the regional offices before the end of december, and we'll be fully fielded in the system for 2013 that eliminates the backlog as we indicatessed we -- indicated we would in 2015. in the meantime, the tremendous relationship with dod will begin to affect the claims that are about to be created because we have agreed to link up both personal and medical data bases so there is not this search for information in the future. >> [inaudible] >> secretary, can you help us understand your assessment if the country goes off the fiscal cliff, if there's sequestering, the impact on the afghanistan-iraq generation of veterans, those getting out now, all be it not a direct
to block or delay ?as action on a bill. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> we, of course, welcome on each occasion those who join us on the website, and we ask everyone in house to check cell phones are off as a curtesy to the speakers, and we will, of course, post the program within 24 hours on the heritage home page. those listening online are welcome at any time to send comments or questioning us, e-mail us, and hosting the discussion this afternoon is mike frank, the vice president for government studies. in this capacity, he oversees our work to help members of congress and the executive branch understand and defend conservative principles and exercise their constitutional powers. he previously servedded as director of communications for the house majority leader dick army of texas, and prior to that, he was heritage's director of congressional relations, and he's additionally served in the office of national drug control policy and council for former representative of california. please join me in welcoming my colleague mike frank. mike? [applause] >> hello to e
that will apply next year. arguably, you don't have to take action this year, you have the whole of next year during which you can reach resolution to that issue. now, the only reason why i think that's an extraordinarily bad idea is i think it would be viewed quite unfavorably by the financial markets. and so you could see a reaction. and it is really bad tax policy to be legislating in the middle of the tax year on the basic structure of the income tax for that year. >> host: we'll go to jeff in tampa, florida, independent caller. >> caller: good morning, how you doing? >> host: good morning, sir. >> caller: yes, i have a question for mr. buckley, and this is more -- it may be a little generic, but something that a couple of my friends and i have talked about and just trying a basic understanding of. instead of having an income tax, has there ever been any discussion about having a national or a federal sales tax to help offset so this way everyone from the rich to the poor, everyone pays the same amount? i mean, i'm not sure the exact amount that you would have to pay, i'm not an economist
requires legislative action as we see with the data act. the administration has been reluctant to pursue legislation to get some things done. they've been reluctant to take the principles mentioned in the over government directive in the digital government strategy this past spring and translate those two real action and exercise the bully pulpit to make sure that happens. >> rate, thank you, hudson. josh. >> banks. i thought it would give a reporter's perspective on issues related to transparency and for me where the rubber meets the road specific stories where the fight to get more information, where the administration has substantial discretion to do more than it is currently doing a concert or discuss why is falling short in some of these areas. the first one is topical, which is a fiscal click discussions going on right now. you have meetings taking place with stakeholders, ceos, small-business leaders, what you call liberal interest groups and others. all those meetings have taken place behind closed doors. they didn't tell us it was there, but they wouldn't allow to see them. when
initiation's ana decisive actions indianapolis model for other cities across thes t nation., but the law took effect in 1970 indianapolis population rose 7 from93 400 to 76,000 to 793,000e moving from the 25th largest city to one of the nations second largest cities literally overnight. when i think of the numerous positive changes in indianapolis overee the past 40 years, i see the fulfillment of the vision ow then mayor dick lugar. now the midwest has a way of producing men and women of sense and decency. not all of us fall in that category. sometimes bear his question buto we do have individuals who have ability to see through the heart of the matter and to resolve and find a way to resolve the such scale is extremely valuable in the united states senate. a body by that very design issee supposed to foster compromise between legislators on issues before the nation.ression t and so it was a naturalayor, progression that following his success as mayor, dick lugar's best job would be serving hoosiers as a sen united statess senator. since 1977 senator lugar has represented hoosiers
progrowth action reform, spending and entitlement. humana is involved in campaign to fix the dead from the bread bowls and simpson and that was a group of state and policy leaders. we believe the campaign will make a difference in pushing congress smartly and responsibly to the comprehensive deal. and i encourage each one of you to get involved to fix the if you take any information not presented to talk to you about it. in the meantime, recognize health care plays a significant role in our nation's spending. controlling health care costs is linked directly to our fiscal security. we are to spend 16% our gdp in the u.s. for this we have lower life expectancy. with higher infant mortality than many developed nations. we are much more obese. we overuse medical services. much more the u.s. has 26.6 mris [inaudible] that compares to 6.8 unit. chronic illnesses prevalent and is rapidly increasing. 75% of our health care dollars is spent on chronic conditions. the cost of care dairies usually and rationally from hospital to hospital and doctor to doctor. worst of all, waste and fra
of the constitution. this momentous document describes how the constitution was ratified and put into action. you'll be able to see it starting on friday, september 14 and it will remain until constitution day on december 17. on the morning of constitution day, the highlight event of our celebration takes place. and naturalization ceremony for 225 new citizens to the united states. while the national archives has hosted this for decades it never ceases to the support and to defend the constitution for the actual document. link urge you to return over the next several days for more discussions on the special event of the constitution's birthday. on monday september 17 at -- from noon until 2:00 we do a happy birthday to the u.s. constitution and the theater and a special program in celebration of the signing of the constitution in the first 225 guests will join the founding fathers for cake after their performance in the allen theater. on wednesday ,-com,-com ma september 19, at 7:00 p.m., the constitution and the war of 1812 again here in the theater. this is the 2012 claude moore lecture, journa
on an attack on enemy machine-gun positions, he was grievously wounded and permanently disabled. his actions on 21 april 1945 content so, italy with a retired example of strength, stamina, courage and determination. for which he received one of the 21 idols of honor awarded to soldiers. dan inouye another veterans return to war, having achieved something monumental, something as we say larger than themselves. and they sensed they had earned the right to take larger roles in their communities. they also came tolerant of these in politics different than their own, a sentiment born at the intolerance they had experienced after pearl harbor, but more keenly felt after the horrors they would just do liberating dachau and they understood the importance of good citizenship, of fair play, hard work, of respect for others and for our flag. i have relatives who like dan inouye served in these units, characteristic of the mall was rarely if ever speaking about what they had done in the war. and from then, my generation learned to find virtue in humility and ability of hard work and the value of family
, they immediately want to say what's the president doing? what's he saying? what's the policy? what's the action. thirty years august, that would be a question, but it would not be a central question. presidents have the -- amazing what they can do. obama has more power than bush had, for instance. >> yet, i believe it's your view we know less about our presidents, less about the inner workings of the white house. why is that? is that our fault? >> well, it is, in part, our fault, and the managers in the white house get better and better and more skillful, and that it's a bearier -- barrier often, and god knows how much time i spent breaking down, breaking that log jam ?t white house saying i'm doing this book, i've got stories, i got memos. i got these notes to answer questions. it's not something where they are standing there on pennsylvania avenue saying to the reporters, come on, we're dying to have you hold us accountable for what we are doing. >> now, you do manage to break people down, but what has the white house said, shutting bob down, whoever works for us would be fired, what would yo
is where the action is in on the democratic side chris van hollen made of movement away from the so-called leadership track to be the counterpart basically to ryan because he knew that was a high-profile assignment. stay you mentioned of democrats who reminds me there are still democrats. you can be forgiven for thinking there were not any. we haven't talked about many democrats so far at the prospect of the democrats recently beginning into the majority. i have asked you about rain or in cantor. she was speaker pelosi and she is now leader pelosi. i guess i was in a given that she would be minority leader after they lost the majority but she still is in control and it doesn't seem to be any insurrection on the democratic side to change the dynamics. >> there will not be any kind of insurrection. i interviewed minority leader pelosi for this book and lots of other people on the democratic side of the leadership. in following around the the republican freshman, it was interesting to see these guys have all been there was one reason i wanted to do this book. one thing that did was the
action or debate and any related statements be printed in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the homeland security -- i ask unanimous consent that the committee on finance be discharged from further consideration of s. 3667 the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 3667 a bill to rename section 219-c of the internal revenue code of 1986 as the kay bailey hutchison -- mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the bill be considered as read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the bill be read a third time and passed, the motion to reconsider motion to reconsider be laid on the table and any statements relating to the measure appear at the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today it adjourn until 9:00 a.m. friday, december 28, 2012, that following the prayer and pledge, the journal of pr
policy and research meet. i bring together the world of ideas with the world of policy action. very happy that tim johnson, the director of the latin american program is here this morning. and also want to acknowledge sal low star who had a lot to do with the planning, and this is an event we're cosponsoring with immigration works, to tamar a jacoby, and arizona state university, working on the issues. i want to acknowledge cardenas, a former governor and distinguished mexican colleague and many other good friends. and mane others back at the woodrow wilson system. and dan, who is out of government and into this civilian life. there's no doubt the latino vote was important in this past election. when we put this together we didn't foe how important. this was an event that ambulanced ahead of the elections themselves and we started with a question mark, and decided to keep the question mark on there only because there are many people that will claim that election outcomes were the result of different factors, but i don't think there's any doubt, and for anyone who watched endless hours of
taking place in the world, russia requires we take excessive actions going forward, looking to the future. colleagues, in the 20th century alone russia passed through two world wars and the civil war and took a stereo evolution. twice we went through the crisis of disintegration. our country had several drastic changes of our entire lifestyle. as a result of the beginning of the 21st century we face to demographic and overall catastrophe, serious crisis and if a nation is unable to reproduce itself in preserve itself and if it loses its values and ideals, you don't even need an outward enemy because everything will disintegrate by itself. i haven't often referred -- i have many times mention that for russia to be strong we need more people and we need better people in terms of competence, skills, work,. between 21 to 40 years of age we are one of the most populated countries in the world but in 20 years the population may be reduced by 50% and unless we do something this tendency will continue. we need to provide interest in new jobs, opportunities to create business, build families and h
for consideration when action is appropriate. i do know that there has been several cases that the fbi has opened as a result of new information that has come to light. any specifics on those cases that are still open, or the status of those cases to ma'am, there are 50,000 people we who we know where they are in the united states? >> we know when they arrive. we have arranged with local agencies when they enter the united states, around the country to receive and provide initial support. largely in those initial places. of course, one of the great things about tonight. i am not sure what dhs has in terms of ongoing support. >> i am sort of curious about what we know about those 58,000 people who are already here. in the extent to which we engage them or do we go back historically and look at other information that we have from other databases. about what we knew about them prior to the time coming here. those in the military, we got back from intelligence. >> in 2007, there was very vigorous vetting. the dod fingerprint checks, they were part of the process. from day one and 2007. as were other
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